Lampasas County

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Lampasas

Lampasas County is named for the Lampasas River which in Spanish is the word for “lilies”.

 

Created:  February 1, 1856

County Seat: 

Lampasas  1856 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lampasas 

 

Location:  410 East 4th Street / South Liveoak Street

Built:  1882 – 1883

Style:  Second Empire

Architect:  Wesley Clark Dodson of Waco

Contractor:  Kane Brothers Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story cream colored course limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on Courthouse Square in the center of the city.The east front has a center protruding section with arched doorway and two narrow vertical windows on the second story. The windows on the main building are arched with a higher window in the center of three windows. The building has a red colored roof with a red colored central tower. The building was restored in 2003. The architect was Komatsu Architecture, Inc.of Fort Worth and the contractor was Phoenix I Restoration and Construction, Ltd.

 

See:  The architect,  Wesley Clark Dodson of Waco, also designed the courthouses in  Coryell CountyDenton County, Fannin County, Hill CountyHood County and Parker County.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1856 and burned in 1871. The second courthouse was built in 1873. The third and present courthouse was built in 1884 at a cost of $39,949. Floods in 1936 and 1957 damaged the building. The courthouse is the third oldest courthouse in Texas which is still in use. The oldest courthouse is located in Cass County (1861) and the second oldest is located in Kendall County (1871).

 

Courthouses: 

N – Mills County and Hamilton County

E – Coryell County

S – Burnet County

W – San Saba County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2006 and 2017